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navy blue

a dark blue.
Origin of navy blue
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navy-blue, adjective Unabridged
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  • Mrs. Force wore a navy-blue silk, with some fine lace on her neck and wrists, and no jewelry.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • An' I see that the navy-blue one had got 'em trained into the i-dee that hot milk was an event.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • So I asked a woman in a navy-blue dress, seein' she flipped around like she was the flag o' the place.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • Put on that navy-blue dress of yours and I'll take you to the show.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • Besides, for some moments the enchanting girl in the navy-blue frock had ceased to flit to and fro.

  • He carried a fish-pole in one hand, a navy-blue cap in the other.

    The Cinder Pond Carroll Watson Rankin
  • Both of them showed the same splendid contrast of navy-blue jerseys against sea eyes and spray-stung red and russet skins.

    A Poor Man's House Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • Why are all the women I see dressed exactly alike in navy-blue woollen frocks and coal-scuttle bonnets?

    Puppets at Large F. Anstey
British Dictionary definitions for navy-blue

navy blue

  1. a dark blue colour
  2. (as adjective): a navy-blue suit
Sometimes shortened to navy
Word Origin
C19: from the colour of the British naval uniform
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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